Member Associations (MA)

Afghanistan – Afghanistan Nationwide Pharmacists Association (ANPA)

Afghanistan Nationwide Pharmacists’ Association (ANPA) is a non-governmental and independent, social organization. Its main office is located in Kabul city, Afghanistan. The main purposes of this association is to promote access to quality medicines, promotion of professional knowledge, exchange of information between pharmacists, conducting scientific seminars, encouraging production of essential and qualified medicines, collaboration with the ministry of public health in providing better health services to citizens, promotion of rational medicinal use, prevention of counterfeit and poor quality medicine’s production and import, collaboration with Pharmacy educational institutions to ensure outcome base education. The second main purpose is to defend Pharmacist professional rights and defining the key roles of pharmacist  in the health system of the country.

Year Joined: 2016

Total members: 1672

Website: http://www.anpa.af

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anpa.Afghanistan

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E-mail: anpa.1382@gmail.com

Address: Jamal mena, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan

Current President: Prof. Aqa Muhammad Zhakfar

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Australia – Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)

PSA is the only Australian Government-recognised peak national professional pharmacy organisation representing all of Australia’s 31,000 pharmacists working in all sectors and across all locations.

PSA is committed to improving Australia’s health through excellence in pharmacist care.

PSA believes the expertise of pharmacists can be better utilised to address the health care needs of all Australians.

PSA works to identify, unlock, and advance opportunities for pharmacists to realise their full potential, to be appropriately recognised and remunerated.

PSA has a strong and engaged membership base that provides high-quality health care and are the custodians for safe and effective medicine use for the Australian community.

PSA leads and supports innovative and evidence-based healthcare service delivery by pharmacists. PSA provides high-quality practitioner development and practice support to pharmacists and is the custodian of the professional practice standards and guidelines to ensure quality and integrity in the practice of pharmacy.

Year Joined: 1964

Total members as of (April 2019): 16,000

Website: https://www.psa.org.au/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PharmaceuticalSociety

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E-mail: psa.nat@psa.org.au

Address: Level 1, 17 Denison Street, DEAKIN Canberra, Australia

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Bangladesh – Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society (BSP)

Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society (BPS) is registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI 1860 and the Registration No of BPS is S-8683 (704). BPS is the officially recognized professional organization serving the Pharmacist community of Bangladesh, established in 1968 with the primary objectives of advancing the profession of pharmacy in Bangladesh and making the role of pharmacists effective and meaningful in formulating and implementing the National Health Programme. BPS is a member of International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA). Since its inception in 1968, BPS is playing an active role in assisting the government to formulate and adopt policies regarding drug and their uses. Representatives from BPS is always included in all bodies constitute by the Government to review and revise the drug policies. As a member of the Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh- the official regulatory authority of Pharmacy education and profession in the country, BPS has been active in the development and regulation of pharmacy education since inception of council. BPS also published the Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal, Pharmachronicle and National Formulary of Bangladesh.

Year Joined: 2018

Total members as of (2022): 3259

Website: www.bps-bd.org

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Address: Road No.: 2, House No.: 22/1, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh

Current President: Mr. A.T.M Fakhor Uddin Chowdhurry

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Cambodia – Pharmacist Association of Cambodia (PAC)

The Pharmacists Association of Cambodia was established in 1993 with the recognition of UNTAC and from is majesty King Norodom Sihanouk as President of the SNC. The association has participated in humanitarian programs and contributed to scientific programs such as participating in the 1st National Day of medicals and pharmacists since 1996. This event held every two years with the purpose of presenting new discoveries in the world and drawing on the experiences of the four associations, the Medical and Pharmacists Association of Cambodia and France.

The Pharmacist Association of Cambodia aims to cultivate the pharmacist profession in and to promote respect for patients’ rights and access to health services for the people and consumers.

The Pharmacists Association of Cambodia has the following goals:

  • Together we cultivate a spirit of solidarity, brotherhood and professional conscience
  • Protect the legitimate interests, rights, freedoms, honor, dignity of pharmacists
  • Contribute to the proper implementation of the pharmaceutical business
  • Contribute to the health of the people involved in the use of medicines and food
  • Participate in social, humanitarian, and special education activities to enhance the education of pharmacy students
  • Contribute to continuing training to pharmacists
  • Encourage the professional activities of Cambodian Young Pharmacist Group
  • Provide training for Continue professional education in the country

All pharmacists who work and live in the Kingdom of Cambodia are eligible to join the Cambodian Pharmacists Association.

The Pharmacist Association of Cambodia has done a lot of activities in order to strengthen the pharmacy sector, such as the publication of newsletters, seminars on the implementation of new medication bag, and distribution of leaflets related to health on World Pharmacists’ Day and support to Pharmacists and pharmacy students to attend the congress of the Federation of Asian Pharmacists Association.

Year Joined: 2013

Total members as of (2021): 3,800

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E-mail: paccambodia13@gmail.com

Address: No: 80, Samdach Penn Nouth Blvd (289), Sankat Beoungkak 2, Tuol Kork District, Phnom Penh

Current President: Dr. Rathanak Lim

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Hong Kong – Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong (PSHK)

The Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong (PSHK), first registered in 1949, has the mission to represent the views of the pharmaceutical profession and serve the community of Hong Kong. We nominate three representatives from our profession to the regulatory body, Pharmacy and Poisons Board. Our members come from various sectors including community pharmacies, hospitals, manufacturers, academic institutions, wholesalers, pre-registration pharmacists from overseas and also, students from the two universities, namely CUHK and HKU. We advocate for the better utilization of pharmacists’ services contributing to a better, cost-efficient, and patient-centric healthcare system in Hong Kong.

Year Joined: 1964

Total members as of (2021): 400

Website: http://pshk.hk/

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E-mail: pharmacist@pshk.hk

Address: Room 1303, Rightful Centre, 12 Tak Hing Street, Jordan, Hong Kong

Current President: Mr. Dick Sung

Term: 2021-2022

India – Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA)

The Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) founded in 1939, is the oldest premier association in India representing pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists from Industry, Academia, Regulatory, Hospital and Community Pharmacy. IPA has member base of over 15,000, spread across the length and breadth of the nation and operates through 20 state branches and 54 local branches. IPA’s major objective is to position the pharmacist as one of the important health care professionals of India.

 

IPA is recognised as the leader of pharmacy at National level in India and actively involve in advising the government on matters of professional importance. IPA is affiliated with international Pharma associations like FIP, FAPA, CPA, AAPS, AAiPS and is working with international bodies such as WHO and WHPA for carrying out various collaborative and professional activities that include organizing training programmes for professionals.

 

Through the partnerships and extensive pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences network, IPA work to support the development of the pharmacy profession, through practice and emerging scientific innovations, and through developing the pharmacy workforce in order to meet the health care needs and expectations. Every year IPA honour eminent personalities in the field of Pharmacy with various awards like: IPA–IRF Life Time Achievement Award, IPA – Eminent Pharmacist Award, IPA–ML Khorana Memorial Lecture Award, IPA – Fellowship Awards, IPA – ACG Innovation & Best Packaging Awards, IPA–Best State & Local Branch Awards, IPA–IJPS Best Research Paper Award.

The IPA organise its activities through Education Division, Industrial Pharmacy Division, Regulatory Affairs Division, Community pharmacy Division, Hospital Pharmacy Division and IPA Students Forum. Pharma Times is the official monthly journal of IPA publishes the association news along with theme-based articles. The Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJPS) is IPA’s official scientific publication which publishes peer reviewed research articles related to Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. The other publications include the community pharmacy division’s e-times and the drug information bulletin, both of which have worldwide circulation and acceptance.

Year Joined: 1964

Total members as of (January 2022): 15,000+

Website: www.ipapharma.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ipapharma

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/IPASForg

Twitter: @ipapharma

E-mail: ipacentre@ipapharma.org

Address: Kalina, Santa Cruz (E),Mumbai – 400 098

Current President: Dr. TV Narayana

Term: 2020-2022

Indonesia – Indonesian Pharmacist Association (Ikatan Apoteker Indonesia) (IAI)

Indonesian Pharmacists Association or Ikatan Apoteker Indonesia, abbreviated as IAI (was Ikatan Sarjana Farmasi Indonesia) is the only Professional Pharmacy Organization in Indonesia which is stipulated by the Decree of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia No. 41846/KMB/121 dated 16 September 1965. The establishment of legal entity was contained in the notarial deed and has been ratified by the Indonesian Ministry of Law dated 13 February 2013.

 

The IAI aims to assure the development of pharmacists as professional, competent and responsible health professional in carrying out pharmaceutical practices; defend, protect and advocate the rights and best interests of members; as well as develop the national and international cooperation.

 

In May 2022, IAI is one of the health professional organizations in Indonesia that has received ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification related to Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).  IAI provides various data and information services to all relevant stakeholders, will always ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of adequate, maintained and accurate data and information, through the implementation of pharmacist’s information systems (http://www.apoteker.or.id/). The ISMS demonstrates the good function of IAI in managing personal data of each member as spirit of the good organizational quality.

Year Joined: 1964

Total members as of (May 2022): 87,960

Website: http://www.iai.id/

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E-mail: sekretariat@iai.id

Address: Jl. Wijaya Kusuma No. 17 Tomang, Jatipulo, Palmerah, Jakarta Barat, DKI Jakarta 11430

Current President: Mr. Noffendri Roestam

Term: 2022-2026

Japan – Japan Pharmaceutical Association (JPA)

The Japan Pharmaceutical Association (JPA) was established in 1893 and has a voluntary membership system.  The number of the members totals approximately one hundred thousand.  JPA members are at the same time members of any of 47 prefectural pharmaceutical associations and consist of pharmacists engaged in every field of profession: community pharmacy, hospital/clinic, drug retailer, wholesalers, administration, manufacturer/marketer, education and research and others.

 

The JPA’s principal activities include; (1)advancing pharmacy and pharmaceutical care; (2)contributing to providing healthcare through pharmaceutical care such as rational use of medicines; (3)providing instructions about public health; (4)increasing people’s awareness about pharmaceutical sanitation; (5)contributing to regional health and ensuring medical safety; (6)securing and supplying pharmaceuticals to cope with disasters; (7)cooperating with and supporting prefectural pharmaceutical associations; (8) welfare business for members; and (9) other activities.

 

In response to peoples’ expectations, the JPA aims to ensure the developed system of the Bungyo (separation of dispensing and prescribing) [to implement GPP Guideline in Japan] and to bring about the healthcare system where pharmacy service is properly evaluated, as well as to ensure safety and security in use of medicines and to enhance competence of pharmacists

Year Joined: 1964

Total members as of (October 2021): 103,194

Website: www.nichiyaku.or.jp

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E-mail: gyoumu@nichiyaku.or.jp

Address: 3-3-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8389, Japan

Current President: Dr. Nobuo Yamamoto

Term: 2022-2024

Jordan – Jordan Pharmacists Association (JPA)

 

In 1957, the Jordan Pharmacists Association (JPA) was founded to serve and represent pharmacists and pharmacy profession in Jordan. The JPA works closely with the Ministry of Health (MoH), regulatory bodies, authorities and other professional associations to assure the delivery of high-quality pharmaceutical care and services to the Jordanian population.

 

The JPA aims to assure the development of the pharmacy profession, encourage scientific research, regulate and develop pharmacy practice and services. One of the JPA top priorities is to protect and advocate pharmacists’ rights and best interests throughout different stages of their professional lives.

Year Joined: 2018

Total members as of (June 2022): 29,700

Website: www.jpa.org.jo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JPA.org.jo

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E-mail: Info@jpa.org.jo or contactus@jpa.org.jo

Address: Shmeisani, Amman, PO Box 1124 Amman 11118 Jordan

Current President: Dr. Mohamad Ababneh

Term: 2022-

Macau – Pharmacist Association of Macao (PAM)

Pharmacist Association of Macao (PAMAC) is a non-profit professional association. It is the oldest association in pharmacy professional in Macau and it was founded in February 11, 1992.

The aims of PAMAC are to promote professional collaboration and solidarity among its members; to protect the basic rights of members; to uphold the professional dignity of pharmacist; to promote the professional image and status of pharmacists to society; to provide updated information in pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences for members; to provide technical support for members, to closely collaborate with the Health Bureau of Macau in order to protect the health of Macau residents; to promote and improve the quality of pharmaceutical care services; to establish and collaborate with the pharmacy organizations from different regions and countries.

Since PAMAC was founded, it has been committed to enhancing the quality of pharmaceutical care services, promote the development of pharmaceutical industry, and protect the medication safety of the general public in Macau. PAMAC has always insisted on its aims and mission. Nowadays, pharmacy seminars, pharmacists practicing competencies workshops and elderly-home pharmaceutical services, and other professional and social services are held routinely to serve the pharmacists and public in Macau.

Year Joined: 2012

Total members as of (2019): 350

Website: www.pharmacist.org.mo

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E-mail: macaupharmacist@gmail.com

Address: Avenida de Sidonio Pais, No. 24-26, Edf. Fu Wah-Court, 2-A

Current President: Mr. Carlos Cheang

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Malaysia – Malaysian Pharmacists Society (Persatuan Farmasi Malaysia) (MPS)

formerly known as Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society 

Introduction to the MPS

Malaysian Pharmacists Society (MPS) previously known as Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society is the national association for pharmacists formed in 1967. As of 2022, MPS is 55 years old. MPS promotes, maintains the honour, and interests of pharmacists in Malaysia. We also uphold and enhance practice standards and ethics of our profession. Our motto is “Berkhidmat Untuk Kesihatan Rakyat” translated as “Service Towards A Healthy Society”.  MPS develops the profession and fosters intra professional relationship among members as well as inter-professional relationship with other healthcare professionals.

MPS has representatives in many national boards such as Pharmacy Board, Poisons Board and Medicines Advertisement Board.

 Memberships offered are as follows:

  1. Ordinary
  2. Associate
  3. Provisionally Registered Pharmacists (PRP)
  4. Undergraduate
  5. Post-Graduate
  6. Honorary
  7. Fellowship

Chapters and Committees have been established to pursue both the objectives and aims of the Society such as

  1. Community Pharmacy
  2. Hospital pharmacy
  3. Public Pharmacy
  4. Regulatory Affairs
  5. Young Pharmacists
  6. Halal Pharmaceuticals

MPS also participates in National Medicine Policy (DUNAS) to ensure quality use of medicine, good governance of medicine, and national credentialing.

MPS as appointed by the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia, provides an online recording of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points for pharmacists in the private sector, and also to providers.

MPS is a signatory to the Patient’s Charter, of which includes other signatories such as Malaysian Medical Association, Malaysian Dental Association, and Federation of Malaysian Consumers Association (FOMCA).

MPS’s international affiliation includes:

  1. International Pharmaceutical Federation
  2. Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association
  3. Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Association

The society is managed by MPS’s headquarters and is overseen by a team of 21 Council Members. The Council Members hold office for 2 years of which is elected during the AGM.

The Society headquarters is located at Wisma MPS, 1-Puchong Business Park, Puchong, which officially opened on 11th Nov 2011.

Year Joined: 1964

Total members as of (18th July 2022): 5,000

Website: www.mps.org.my

Facebook: @MalaysianPharmacistsSociety

Twitter: @pharmacist_MPS

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E-mail: admin@mps.org.my

Address: Wisma MPS, 16-2, Jalan OP 1/5,1-Puchong Business Park Off Jalan Puchong, 47160 Puchong Selangor, Malaysia

Current President: Mr. Amrahi Bin Buang

Term: 2021-2022

Mongolia – Mongolian Pharmaceutical Association (MPA)

The Mongolian Pharmaceutical Association /MPA/ was founded in 1966.

MPA consists of 86 pharmaceutical organizations and 2324 members.

Members of the MPA are Mongolian pharmacists, pharmaceutical technicians and pharmaceutical scientists, who are graduate scholars in modern pharmacy.

Mission of MPA is to represent and serve pharmacy and pharmaceutical science in Mongolia.

The main objectives of MPA are to promote the pharmaceutical practice profession to the international standards, to promote the safe use drug of the people, to give recommendation to the Mongolian government concerning the pharmaceutical matters, and promote the practice and knowledge of the members, to exchange in developing and implementing National Medical Drug Policies.

MPA has non-governmental status and its administration is exercised by the Executive committee which consists of 5 members /President, secretary and others/ elected from among members for 5 years period.

MPA actively involved  through Executive committee and meeting in helping to develop the role of pharmacists in the health care system and in particular the rational use of drugs.

MPA has sought to provide a platform for people to come together to exchange ideas and views about pharmacy and learn from each other.

MPA gives its advices and suggestions both in technical general matters, defines and introduced to the authorities the problems faced by pharmacy. Our association provides its members with all kinds of information such as contents and purposes of national and international seminars, meeting and workshops, degrees and decisions on the authorities etc. also, we serve as a contact and information center for those interested in Mongolian pharmaceutical sciences.

MPA is the one social organization, in which is involved all pharmacists and pharmaceutical workers, pharmaceutical scientists.

Year Joined: 2008

Website: N/A

E-mail: dungerdorj@yahoo.com

Address: MPA, School of Pharmacy Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences(MNUMS) S. Zorig str. Ulaanbaatar, 14210, Mongolia

Total Members: 2600

Current President: Dr. Densmaa Dungerdorj

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Myanmar – Myanmar Pharmaceutical Association (MPA)

MPA was founded on 15th March 2012 and it is the only organization that represents pharmacists in Myanmar. The association is accredited by Ministry of Home Affairs, the Union of Myanmar with the license number 1/PyayDwin/0115. In Myanmar, Pharmacy Education is mainly undertaken by Ministry of Health and Sport. Memberships are the senior pharmacists by Colombo Project and the pharmacists from University of Pharmacy (Yangon and Mandalay) and Military Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences.

History of Pharmacy Education in Myanmar

Pharmacy Education was started in 1964, with the supervision of Columbo Plan Experts; 2 British Pharmacists and Myanmar Counter-part pharmacists, with the collaboration of University of Medicine 1 and Department of Chemistry (Yangon Arts and Science University). Namely Institute of Para-Medical Sciences. They were conferred DPMS (Pharmacy), POSTED TO Government Hospitals. Nowadays, Pharmacy Universities confers B.Pharm, M.Pharm and Ph.D.

Objective

  • To improve National Health standard by actively participating in health care activities in accordance with National Policies
  • Implementing a culture of continuous dialogue, giving training and doing research in order to improve the pharmaceutical education and technologies
  • To study and exchange the new pharmaceutical knowledge, skills and technologies.
  • Improving the education and living standard of pharmacists to enhance the skills of pharmacists
  • To educate the public on pharmaceutical knowledge for the prevention of the risks of Misuse, overuse ad Fake Drugs and leading to the effective usage of medicines.
  • To get a better system of pharmaceutical production, storage, distribution, marketing, importing, exporting, quality control, research and new drug development.

Currently all the activities of Myanmar Pharmaceutical Association (MPA) have been suspended since February 2021 due to the current crisis in Myanmar.

Year Joined: 2016

Total members: 1,185

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E-mail: mm.pharmaceuticals.association@gmail.com

Address: 3rd floor, Basic Science Building, University of Pharmacy (Yangon), May Dharwi Main Road,  Wai Bargi 8th Quarter, North Okkapala Township, Yangon, Myanmar. 11032

Current President: Mr. Hkam Hlaing

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Nepal – Nepal Pharmacy Council (NPC)

Nepal Pharmaceutical Association (NPA) has played a pivotal role in the formation of the Nepal Pharmacy Council (NPC). The NPA’s exercise for preparation of the draft of the NPC Act took momentum after implementation of National Drug Policy 1995 (B.S. 2051) that clearly spelled out for the policy strategy (Section 4.4c) aiming to promulgate legislative measures to register pharmacy manpower engaged in the pharmacy profession. The draft prepared by NPA was discussed in the national seminar entitled “Need of Pharmacy Council for the Development of Pharmacy Services in Nepal” on 10 April 1997 (28 Chaitra 2053) on the auspicious occasion of NPA’s silver jubilee. The draft recommended by the seminar was submitted to the Ministry of Health and Population for further action. It was circulated to various organizations for their views and support. The draft received final approval of the Ministry of Health and Population only after NPA Executive board delegation has several rounds of discussion with the then Health Minister. Based on these discussions NPA submitted a justification document for the NPC Act, the summary points of which as reported by the Gorkha Patra on 2 Shrawan 2057 were:

  • National Drug Policy was in favor of a legislative measure for registration of pharmacy manpower engaged in the pharmaceutical field.
  • The draft NPC document was recommended by the national seminar.
  • The theme carried by the document was oriented to community welfare and pharmacy service development.
  • The situation in other countries favored the specific legislative measures on pharmacy education and service standard.
  • Broad base nature of the profession encompassing policy, manpower development and regulation, inter-sectoral collaboration and coordination for public health, quality assurance, logistic and supply management, information and rational use, and other specific sub-disciplines like community and social, hospital, industrial pharmacy aspects.
  • Health Professional Council Act 1997 did make NPA’s representation in its council but the measures were not sufficient enough for pharmacy discipline.
  • Promotion by WHO document on Pharmacy Council (Pharm/94 272 1994).
  • Availability of example of separate pharmacy council legislation of which references of Act of India, Singapore, Canada, UK, Denmark, Jamika, Namibia were provided.
  • In addition to these efforts, NPA defended and clarified queries raised by different ministries, council, and other organizations on various aspects of draft NPC Act throughout the period between B.S.2054 until the Act was finally approved by the Parliament in 2000 (B.S. 2057) and enacted from January 2001.

Year Joined: 2008

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Website: http://www.nepalpharmacycouncil.org.np

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Address: National Medicine Laboratory Building 1748 Madan Bhandari Path – 4, Bijulibazar, New Baneshwore Kathmandu, Nepal

Current Chairperson: Dr. Keshav Dhoj Joshi

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Pakistan – Pakistan Pharmacists Association (PPA)

Brief Introduction of Pakistan Pharmacists Association

Total Branches: Five (as follows)

Pakistan Pharmacists Association (Centre)

  1. PPA- Punjab Branch
  2. PPA- ISb, Gilgat Baltistan & Kashmir Branch
  3. PPA-Sindh Branch
  4. PPA-Balochistan Branch
  5. PPA-KPK Branch

All provincial branches work under umbrella of PPA Centre. Every respective branch and Central Branch comprise of 26 Members. Among 26 members 24 elected after every two year while Past President and General Secretary included as Ex-officio members in the current cabinet.

Conferences:  Pakistan Pharmacists Association organise International Pharmacy Conference & Exhibition (IPCE) after every two year. Recently 20th IPCE was organized in Lahore, Pakistan in 2019, in which more than 2500 Pharmacists (National &n international) participated.

Seminars & workshops: PPA organise seminar & workshops on monthly basis for the pharmacists on different topics under “Continuous Professional Education Programme”

The Pakistan Pharmacists Association (PPA) is the national legal representative body of pharmacists under Pharmacy Act of 1967 engaged in various facets of the profession of pharmacy. The PPA is committed to promote the highest professional and ethical standards of pharmacy, focus the image of pharmacist as competent healthcare, professionals, sensitize the community, Government and others on vital professional issues and support pharmaceutical education and sciences in all aspects.

PPA is the only registered body representing the Pharmacists of Pakistan in the country and abroad. In different fields of Pharmacy Profession, PPA plays its role for the betterment of Pharmacists and Pharmacy.

Year Joined: 1964

Total members as of (2022): Approximately 35,000

Website: www.ppapak.org.pk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pakistanpharmacistsassociation

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E-mail: ppapak.org.pk@gmail.com

Address: PPA House, House No 488,Block G, Johar Town, Lahore

Current President: Dr. Sardar Rehmat Ullah Khan

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Papua New Guinea – Pharmaceutical Society of Papua New Guinea (PSPNG)

The Pharmaceutical Society of PNG (PSPNG) is responsible for professional matters of pharmacists in the country.  The Pharmaceutical Services in Papua New Guinea have steadily improved over the last 22 years due to a number of structural changes, policies, legal and educations changes made by the government.

Our Pharmaceutical Society has played a role also in molding and shaping the face of pharmacy in the country.  One area which we encourage our members is to gain international exposer so we are better equip to improve on our work performance, on research , on continuous updating of our knowledge to go with new innovations that are currently being observed and to assist in solving issues which arise in our field.

Pharmacy Education is perhaps the only component of Pharmacy in the country that has seen great change. PNG Pharmacists are now seeing open doors and many are being training overseas as part of continuous pharmacy education. With the number trained there is still a large gap that needs to be filled. All started in 1994 with the certificate in Pharmacy Education under the National Department of Health. This was upgraded to University level and conducting the Diploma in Pharmacy Technology was then upgraded to the Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree. The first locally trained pharmacist graduated in 1997 and up until now the school is continually producing pharmacy graduates, many of which have furthered their education overseas in Australia and New Zealand and receiving their Masters and Doctoral degrees in Pharmacy. We have come a long way and we have quite a journey to go. The Pharmaceutical Society of PNG is honored to be a back bone in modeling and also shaping and providing continues education for our pharmacist.

Year Joined: 2018

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E-mail: pngpharm.society@yahoo.com

Address: P O Box 2112 BOROKO, NCD, Papua New Guinea

Total Members: 400 plus

Current President: Mr. Dum Reedius Iwa (Currently on leave)

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Interim President: Anita Bossi Ireng

Philippines – Philippine Pharmacists Association (PPhA)

The Philippine Pharmacists Association, Inc. (PPhA) was established on 29 August 1920 and is the national organization of licensed Filipino pharmacists. It is composed of about 23,000 individual members from 85 local chapters and 10 affiliate organizations. It is a member of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and the FIP Western Pacific Pharmaceutical Forum (WPPF). It is also one of the founding members of the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations (FAPA).

Year Joined: 1964

Total members as of (2020): about 23,000

Website: www.philippinepharmacists.org

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E-mail: ppha1920@gmail.com

Address: 815 R. Papa St., Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines

Current President: Ms. Ma. Gilda Saljay

Term: 2020-2022

Singapore – Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore (PSS)

The Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore (PSS) is the professional organisation representing pharmacists in Singapore. Founded in 1905 as the Straits Pharmaceutical Society, today it is steered by an elected council comprising a president and 11 council members. Our membership comprises pharmacists practicing in the community, hospital, marketing/sales/distribution and academic sectors. PSS is a non-profit organisation.

The mission of the PSS is to “Maximise the contribution of pharmacists to the healthcare of Singaporeans”. To this end, we have adopted a two-pronged strategy – to upgrade pharmacists professionally and to reach out to the public through health education programmes.

The society aims to provide Singaporeans with high quality pharmaceutical services, which emphasize safe, efficacious and cost effective drug treatments.

MISSION

To maximise the contribution of pharmacists to the healthcare of Singaporeans.

OBJECTIVES

To provide leadership that will enable pharmacists:

  1. To provide high quality pharmaceutical services that fosters the efficacy safety and cost-effectiveness of drug manufacturing, distribution and use.
  2. To contribute to programmes and services that emphasise the health needs of Singaporeans and the prevention of disease and
  3. To promote pharmacy as an essential component of the healthcare team.

GOALS

  1. To serve as a primary advocate for advancing professional pharmacy practices
  2. To contribute to continuing education programmes for pharmacy practitioners.
  3. To promote good health by fostering the optimal and responsible use of drugs.
  4. To conceptualise and articulate pharmacy services to other members of the healthcare team and the general public.
  5. To provide leadership:
  6. in the identification, analysis and evaluation of healthcare trends
  7. in the development of public policy and
  8. to address legislative and regulatory initiatives of concern to pharmacy.

Year Joined: 1964

Total members as of (Dec 31, 2021): 1,496

Website: https://www.pss.org.sg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pharmaceuticalsocietyofsingapore/

YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UymchYh9wmu4CPM7rtBLA

Instagram: @pss.knowyourmedicines

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmaceutical-society-of-singapore-pss/

E-mail: admin@pss.org.sg

Address: 2985 Jalan Bukit Merah #02-2b, SMF Building Singapore 159457

Current President: Dr Lee Chuen, Vivianne Shih

Term: 2022-2023

South Korea – The Korean Pharmaceutical Association (KPA)

Founded in 1928, KPA represents 80000 pharmacists across Korea. KPA has continuously striven to improve public health and expand the role of pharmacists for over 90 years. Our proud members are working in a wide range of professions ; pharmaceutical sciences, community pharmacies, industrial pharmacy, hospital, public services, and regulatory affairs.

KPA’s focuses are as follows:
First, KPA works closely with the government to develop policies and regulations that will lead to improved pharmacy services through promoting professional development of the pharmacists.

Second, establishing the Korea Pharmaceutical Information Center (KPIC) in 2001, KPA has since built up a database of domestic and imported drugs and provides accurate drug information to government agencies, hospitals, and universities. It also develops and provides support to ‘Pharm IT 3000’, a health insurance claim and pharmacy management software solution, creating an environment where pharmacists can concentrate on exercising their expertise.

Third, KPA implements patient-centered medication programs such as the ‘Home Medication Review Program’ aligned with the government and local authorities to cope with the aging demographics. In addition, KPA conducts various educational programs and campaigns on the correct use of medicines for the general public and to improve professionalism of the pharmacists.

Fourth, KPA actively supports volunteer activities conducted by pharmacists in Korea, and develops educational and training programs to prepare pharmacists to perform e ectively at varying disaster sites.

Lastly, KPA has been working closely with pharmacists around the world, including the successful hosting of the 2017 FIP World Congress in Seoul, South Korea, and aims to engage more actively in the international pharmacy.

KPA will continue working actively to improve public health and the rights of pharmacists. We kindly ask for the support from pharmacists and associations around the world.

Year Joined: 1964

Total members as of (2021): 34,897

Website: http://eng.kpanet.or.kr/

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Address: 194, HYORYEONG-RO, SEOCHO-GU SEOUL, KOREA (06708)

Current President: Dr. Kwang Hoon Choi

Term: 2022-

Sri Lanka – Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL)

The Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL) is the professional body of pharmacists practicing in all branches of pharmacy in Sri Lanka.  The PSSL was established in the year 1969 for the general advancement of the profession of pharmacy, including all its branches and practices, and for the purpose of effectively carrying out its objects according to its constitution and rules.

The PSSL is governed by a 27-member Council and its members are guided by a Code of Ethics.  The membership of the PSSL includes registered pharmacists as well as pharmacy students under a special category. The vision of the PSSL is “to be the premier organization in supporting pharmacists to seek career upgrades and providing professional support to deliver the best pharmaceutical care.”

PSSL has close relationships with the government of Sri Lanka, representing the pharmacy profession on various advisory committees of the Ministry of Health in order to support its efforts to ensure a sound health care system in the country.

The Pharmaceutical Journal of Sri Lanka is the official scientific publication of the PSSL.  It aims at providing an avenue for publications by pharmacy undergraduates, university academics, pharmacists, and pharmaceutical scientists of Sri Lanka and the South Asian region.   The annual scientific sessions of the PSSL provide an opportunity for pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists to present their research work.

PSSL strongly believes that Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is important for pharmacists to maintain their knowledge, skills, and competencies throughout their careers, and, towards this end, CPD programs are offered on a regular basis covering various pharmacy-related topics.   The quarterly newsletter of the PSSL, “Pharma Guide”, provides not only the latest news about the PSSL but also carries information useful for practicing pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.

During the recent pandemic of COVID-19, the PSSL played a major role in guiding its members in ensuring the continuous supply of medicines, especially being responsible for chronic medication refills, creating awareness among the general public regarding the disease, and taking additional responsibilities such as home deliveries.

Year Joined: 2008

Total members (2022): 1,439

Website: www.psslnet.org

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Address: 275/75, Prof. Stanley Wijesundara Mw, Colombo 7

Current President: Mr. Kelum Jayasuriya

Term: -2022-2023

Taiwan – Pharmaceutical Society of Taiwan (PST)

The Pharmaceutical Society of Taiwan (PST) was established in October 1941. The association, located in Taipei, has 484 members as of July 2022. Its members, mostly from academic setting with also pharmacist from hospital, community and industry, serve the public in a variety of professional areas. The aim of the PST is to enhance the career of its pharmacists through education, academic research and participation in international pharmaceutical conferences. PST is the major communication window of Ministry of Education who in charge of pharmacy education, Ministry of Science and Technology who provide funding for research, and also the most import one is the Examination Yuan, who in charge of the National Examination of Pharmacist.

The general assembly is the supreme authority of the PST. The PST has 25 directors and 7 supervisors. The 25 directors then choose 7 executive directors, who then elect one person to be the president. Similarly, the 7 supervisors choose 1 executive supervisor. The board of directors and supervisor meet quarterly to discuss all executive matters and set the policy of PST, however, issues such as changing the Statutes must be discussed in general assembly.

All the leadership positions within the PST are unpaid. They provide services for members under seven committees. The pharmaceutical education committee invites the dean or director from each pharmaceutical schools to discuss issues related to pharmacy education. The pharmaceutical science committee consisted of special interest groups (SIGs) in different area of research in pharmaceutical sciences. The hospital and clinical pharmacy and the community pharmacy development committee is to provide training and enhances business training and certification courses for hospital and community pharmacists respectively. The policies and regulations committee is to promote the regulatory sciences and act as the think tank on pharmaceutical related policy. The pharmaceutical industry committee hosts pharmaceutical industry symposiums and provide training for the students and pharmacist.  The international affairs committee participates in international pharmaceutical forums including FIP, WPPF, and FAPA.

Most importantly, PST is the major pharmaceutical organization link to the international organization, PST is the member of FIP and WPPF, and the founding member of FAPA.

Year Joined: 1964

Total members as of (July 8 2022): 484

Website: www.pharm.org.tw

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E-mail: pharmtw@gmail.com

Address: 8F, No. 74, Sec. 2, Xinyi Rd., Da-an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Current President: Dr. Jaw-Jou Kang

Term: 2022-2025

Thailand – The Pharmaceutical Association of Thailand under Royal Patronage (PAT)

General Information

The Pharmaceutical Association of Thailand under Royal Patronage (PAT) was founded in 1929 by a small group of Pharmacists who had graduated in Thailand as pioneers in modern pharmacy. It has been under royal patronage since 1948. The current permanent office building was officially established in January 1983. Currently, Mr.Teera  Chakajnarodom, is the 21st President, and Assoc.Prof. Kampanart Huanbutta, Ph.D. is the Secretary General of PAT. To date, PAT has over 8,000 individual members nationwide. They are all live-lime members and pay a one-lime fee through out their membership.

PAT is a member of both regional and international pharmaceutical organizations. At a regional level, PAT is a member of South East Asian Region Pharmaceutical Forum (SEARPharm Forum) and the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations (FAPA). PAT also serves as the virtual headquarters of the FAPA College of Pharmacy (FAPA-CP). At an international level, PAT is a member of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).

 

Organization Structure

The Association is managed by an Executive Committee, comprising of 18 members elected by members at large. The President must by one of the 18 elected members and also a presidency designate elected to the leader role by the members at large. Vice president, Secretary General, Treasurer, Registrar and others have to be selected from members of the Executive Committee by the President and approved by the Executive Committee. All past presidents are appointed as consultants along with others proposed by the President. The Executive Committee serves on a three-year term.

There are 12 associations, or clubs within PAT network. Examples include those in the fields of hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, industrial pharmacy , regulatory pharmacy, military pharmacy and pharmaceutical marketing as well as another four regional groups of pharmacists, i.e., Northern, North-eastern, Southern and Central. The chairpersons from each associations or group are invited to participate in each Executive Committee meeting at the PAT headquarters.

Year Joined: 1964

Total members as of (2020): 7795

Website: www.pat.or.th

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Address: 40 Soi Sukhumvit 38, Sukhumvit Rd., Pharkanong, Khlongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Current President: Mr. Teera Chakajnarodom

Term: 2019-2022

United Arab Emirates – Emirates Pharmacy Society (EPS)

Year Joined: 2016

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E-mail: eps@ema.ae

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Current President: Dr. Mariam Galadari

Term: 2021-2024

Vietnam – Vietnam Pharmaceutical Association (VPA)

VPA has 43 provincial member associations. Following the new regulation, these associations work independently with VPA

Year Joined: 2009

Total members as of (2021): more than 10,000

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E-mail: vpa1960@yahoo.com.vn

Address: Hoi duoc hoc Vietnam, 91 Nguyen Chi Thanh, M3-M4. room A 293

Current President: Mr. The Tin Nguyen

Term: 2020-2025

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